Five people went missing as a trawler with at least 50 people on board capsized in the River Shitalakshya in Narayanganj on Sunday night.
The missing persons were identified as Din Islam, 35, Osman Gani, 40, Joni, 22, Sujon, 19 and Oimon, 22 of Madanganj Shantinagar area of Bandar upazila.
Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence officer Sanaullah Haque, quoting witnesses, said that a trawler, which was overloaded with passengers hit a launch while taking a turn and capsized around 10:30pm.
Many passengers of the trawler managed to swim ashore and others were rescued by another trawler but five people remained missing, he said.
The divers of Bandar Fire Service were working to find out the missing persons since this morning, he added.
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